Monday, May 15, 2023

Peggy Landsman

Thanks to Robert B. Parker for his Spenser series

"We shall prove this enforcer named Hawk
Shot these men we have outlined in chalk..."
"For the defense, sir,
We call Mr. Spenser."
Hawk nodded, he knew he would walk.

Peggy's YouTube video reading of "Hawk's Day in Court"

Peggy confesses: "My husband and I used to take turns reading out loud to each other. Robert B Parker's Spenser books were some of our favorite out-loudables. One night in 2004, after a particularly fun read, I wrote this limerick and sent it to Parker via his agent. 'Fun inspires fun,' I said. 'Thanks for all the inspiration.' Parker wrote back that he had fun, too."

PEGGY LANDSMAN is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Too Much World, Not Enough Chocolate (forthcoming from Nightingale & Sparrow Press, 2023), and two poetry chapbooks, Our Words, Our Worlds (Kelsay Books, 2021) and To-wit To-woo (Foothills Publishing, 2008). She lives in South Florida where she swims in the warm Atlantic Ocean every chance she gets. A selection of her poems and prose pieces can be read on her website: